The Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection is a true showcase of the Rolls-Royce Bespoke team’s expertise. The richness of its two-tone exterior colour scheme of Smoky Quartz complemented by Cornish White on the lower side panels, hints at the luxury awaiting the traveller inside. Whilst a unique Smoky Quartz coach line, with an abstract motif of a streamlined train travelling at speed, invites you onboard for a journey of discovery.
The opulent colour scheme continues inside with a number of Morello Red and Seashell leather combinations for seats, roofliner, pillars and door cards plus specifically developed Morello Red lambs wool floor mats to produce a cosseting interior in which to travel, no matter how long the journey. A further motif in Smoke Grey thread evoking luxury travel is stitched into the seat flutes and is echoed in individual fabric cushions which heighten the comfort for both rear passengers.
The pièce de la resistance, however, is the most complex and intricatemarquetry ever seen inside a Rolls-Royce. Using methods akin to the artistry of fine furniture makers, Rolls-Royce creates perfection through a process that marries cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship. Individual pieces of wood veneer are laser-cut to ensure precision. Then, a craftsperson painstakingly assembles the sections, ensuring they perfectly express the vision of the marque’s Bespoke design team. A fastidious process of quality control follows, utilising the world’s most accurate measuring tool – the human eye.
In the case of the Phantom Pinnacle Travel Collection, 230 individual pieces of marquetry combine to create the incredibly striking motif of a cross-continental train speeding across a landscape with a trail of steam left in its wake. This motif flows across the front-fascia pieces of the glove compartment and passenger panel to the rear picnic tables and door cappings. The same motif bleeds onto the door cards through 24,633 individual stitches, emphasising the painstaking craftsmanship required to perfectly match the two details.